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Poem by Coventry Patmore


Magna Est Veritas


Here, in this little Bay,
Full of tumultuous life and great repose,
Where, twice a day,
The purposeless, gay ocean comes and goes,
Under high cliffs, and far from the huge town,
I sit me down.
For want of me the world's course will not fail:
When all its work is done, the lie shall rot;
The truth is great, and shall prevail,
When none cares whether it prevail or not. 



                      Coventry Patmore


Coventry Patmore's other poems:
  1. Faint Yet Pursuing
  2. The Spirit's Depths
  3. The Rosy Bosomd Hours
  4. Lallegro
  5. Deliciae Sapientiae de Amore


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